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Toronto, April 12. 2006 -- In 2004, the unemployment rate for 25- to 29-year-olds who had not completed high school stood at 15% compared to 7% for university graduates. This was one of many pieces of information contained in a major report released today by education ministers and Statistics Canada.
Education Indicators in Canada: Report of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program 2005 is a comprehensive, data-based resource on the characteristics and functioning of education systems in the provinces and territories.
“The report is not only the result of a credible and productive working relationship between the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) and Statistics Canada,” stated Dr. Raymond Théberge, Director General of CMEC, “it also provides high-quality dependable data for making informed decisions about policy choices and program development.”
The report is a product of the Canadian Education Statistics Council (CESC), a partnership between Statistics Canada and CMEC.
“This report is a valuable instrument for education ministers and for researchers,” said Dr. Ivan Fellegi, Chief Statistician of Canada and co-chair of CESC. “It brings together in one document a wealth of current information about our education systems.”
Some highlights from the report:
The 2005 report, the fourth edition published by the program, is available in its entirety and free of charge on the Internet (www.statcan.ca; www.cesc.ca), as well as in hard copy from Statistics Canada.
CMEC is an intergovernmental body composed of the ministers responsible for elementary-secondary and advanced education from the provinces and territories. Through CMEC, ministers share information and undertake projects in areas of mutual interest and concern.
InformationSharon-Anne Borde, CMECTel.: (416) 962-8100, ext. 251E-mail: email@example.com
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